Streaming Media Europe: Industry Announcements

Add Your Press Release

Streaming Media Europe provides this section as a service to its readers and customers.

Press releases are subject to approval by the editorial staff of Streaming Media Europe and may be edited or altered for length and clarity, or to remove unsubstantiated and unverifiable claims.

All content presented within the press release section is that of the submitter. Streaming Media Europe does not necessarily endorse such content and bears no responsibility or liability for its accuracy.


NewsPlayer+ The Global News Streaming Platform Suspends RT

RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been suspended with immediate effect by the UK-headquartered global streaming news platform NewsPlayer+.

London(01 Mar 2022)

In view of the on-going situation in Ukraine, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been suspended with immediate effect by the UK-based global streaming news platform NewsPlayer+.

A NewsPlayer+ spokesperson said:

"NewsPlayer+ is committed to bringing global perspectives and diverse views to our audience. But with a growing footprint around the world, in particular in Europe, NewsPlayer+ has taken note of the concerns of the EU and the UK Government that RT is demonstrably part of Russia’s global disinformation campaign. It appears clear that RT would seek to continue to broadcast inaccurate propaganda amid events in Ukraine and so, as a responsible UK-based broadcast operator, we have therefore made the decision to suspend the channel from our line-up with immediate effect.”

NewsPlayer+, operated by PlayerPlus Limited, streams a world of news and information from 28 of the world’s leading news channels, all live in one official industry app, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CNBC Europe, CNA, Euronews, NBC News Now, Sky News, Times NOW and WION.


-ENDS-